Residents call for increase in police patrols

Residents in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant are asking for an increase in police patrols following a string of recent crimes.In the past few weeks, there

BROOKLYN - Residents in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant are asking for an increase in police patrols following a string of recent crimes.

In the past few weeks, there were two sexual assaults reported near Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue. On March 18, two men were injured in a drive-by shooting on the corner of Gates and Greene avenues.

Led by Councilwoman Letitia James, residents are now saying a gap between precincts is the problem. They say that along Classon Avenue, there isn?t enough police presence between the 79th and 88th precincts.

According to neighbors, increasing police at this location would benefit the entire area. The police department says it wishes it could add officers everywhere.

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